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Poster: advokat Date: Sep 12, 2010 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Gearheads - please help my old pals

If you recognize anything from the list below recently posted somewhere, give a shout:

Drivin' N Cryin's equipment stolen
By GREG BLUESTEIN (AP) – 44 minutes ago
ATLANTA — Atlanta-based rock band Drivin' N Cryin' has plenty of reason to cry: They'll be driving to their next gig without more than $50,000 of vintage and custom equipment that was swiped from a hotel.
A trailer packed with vintage amplifiers, custom guitars and an elaborate drum set was stolen from a Macon hotel early Saturday hours after the band finished playing at a local theater, band manager Ken Green said.
"The guys were devastated. It's a big hit considering how busy they are — they do a minimum of 150 shows a year, and this is their living," he said. "Old equipment is like a pair of shoes. You break it in and you get comfortable. So this was a big deal."
The band had finished playing a Friday night gig at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom and then grabbed a late dinner before retiring to a hotel in north Macon around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning. When the members woke up hours later, the trailer had vanished.
"It was gone," Green said. "We think somebody followed us and waited until the lights were off."
While Bibb County Sheriff's officers are investigating, Green said he and the band's supporters are following several leads that developed after they posted the details of the crime on Facebook over the weekend.
It has already yielded some results. Green said he's already recovered two custom-built amplifiers and an electric guitar at an Atlanta pawn shop, and he's handing over the information of who sold the items to local police. And tipsters pointed him to two other pawn shops that may have some of the equipment.
"This is the tools of our trade," he said. "It's a working man's band — they're still out doing it. So just give 'em a break."
Green said the four-man band, perhaps best known for their song "Straight to Hell" and 1991 hit "Fly Me Courageous," still plans to make the next two stops on the tour — although they may have some new equipment. The Allman Brothers Band and the Drive-By Truckers both offered to lend some gear.
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Online:
Drivin' N Cryin': http://www.drivinncryin.com/

Chris Griffin of Griffin Mastering has also offered equipment (he often does dnc sound and is olf high school pal of mine and Tim's)
http://www.griffinmastering.com/

Here's the list:
Quicksilver Racing black 5x10 trailer

BASS GEAR
1969 AMPEG SVT BASS HEAD WITH ROAD CASE (marked with “Skullbuckle” and DNC stickers)
1972 AMPEG SVT BASS HEAD WITH ROAD CASE (marked with DNC stickers etc)
8X10 AMPEG BASS CABINET
1985 WHITE FENDER PRECISION BASS WITH BLACK PICKGUARD
2001 FENDER AMERICAN STANDARD P-BASS SILVER

GUITARS (All guitars in case marked “MAC DNC ATL GA”)
2001 Fender '72 RI Tele Custom black/ rosewood neck (Serial Number MZ2117318)
Schecter Saturn/PT custom Black with white binding (Serial A3007)
Custom Fender Telecaster Black w/Maple Neck
‘57 Fender Reissue Black "Gilmour" Strat. Serial no to follow
White '62 telecaster parts guitar. Number scribed in neck plate 007

GUITAR AMPLIFIERS & CABINETS
2 JCM 900 MARSHALL 100 WATT AMPS IN ROAD CASES
(1 case marked “Property of Drivin N Cryin Do Not Send Out)
2 MACWATT 50 AMPLIFIERS IN ROAD CASES (1 case marked Georgia Satellites Bunny)
Serial #'s MWCC50 0002 and Hi-Tone 10
HIWATT 4X12 CABINET IN ROAD CASE (1 case marked Georgia Satellites Barbi)
4X12 MARSHALL SILVER JUBILIE CABINET WITH CASE
(Very beaten up cabinet in black generic road case)
1970 FENDER SUPER REVERB COMBO 4x10 COMBO AMPLIFIER (No case)

EFFECTS & MISC
28x20 pedalboard road case (marked “MAC DNC ATL GA”)
28x18 trailer trash pedal board (marked “MAC DNC ATL GA”)
Peterson Strob tuner pedal
Moded Cry Baby wah wah
Demeter compulator
Demeter Fuzzulator
Vintage FX Colordrive
MXR MC401 overdrive/ boost
Ernie Ball Evp jr volume pedal
T-Rex Twin Boost
T-Rex reptile delay
Fulltone de ja vibe
TC Electronics Vintage Delay
DLS Echo Tap
MXR CAE boost line driver
15 evidence audio patch cables with amphenol jacks
2 evidence audio "lyric" black 20' guitar cables with amphenol jacks
6 TUBS OF DNC TSHIRTS CDS LPS
DRIVE THRU SIGN (McDONALD’S)

DRUMS
Ludwig drums - champagne sparkle super classics
8x12 rack tom
14x16 floor tom
14x20 bass drum
6 1/2x14 and 51/2x14 limited edition reissue 61 brass snare drum
cymbals zildjian
20”k custom dark ride
20”a custom ping ride
19”a custom crash
15”mastersound top hi hat
15”rock bottom
cymbals sabian
20”hhx china
20” aax china with 3 rivets right side up
hardware
2 dw straight cymbal stands
1 gibralter snare stand elliptical base
1 gibralter hi hat stand elliptical base
1 gibralter straight flush base cymbal stand
1 gibralter throne base with round roc n soc seat top
2 ludwig speedking pedals cowbell
shure 57 mic boom mic stand
vater stick holder
2 tamborines
1 dw stick bag
6 pair vater sticks
2pair vater brushes
4 pair pro mark hot rods
1 pair vater cymbal mallets
all cases humes and berg enduro line
skb tubular trap case
1 sabian cymbal bag
1 drum rug with rooster on it 1 grey suitcase 2 evans drum keys and 1 custom bass drum head with album cover on it


Mac recently posted to dnc forum:
"Kevn's guitars made it. Tim's new Jack Cassidy Epiphone bass made it. The MacWatts have been recovered, my black stratocaster has been recovered. Kevn's cabinet and one JCM 900 have been found. Everything else is missing. And yes, the white bass is among the missing"
Mac

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Poster: amosearle Date: Sep 13, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gearheads - please help my old pals

They have posted the driver's license of the Ass Clown that tried to pawn some of D&C's gear in Atlanta yesterday, and there is a warrant for his arrest. Hope the boys get their trailer and gear back. They are an actual hard working American Rock Band. How many real ones of those are there?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 13, 2010 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gearheads - please help my old pals

Thanks Amos! Yea, looks like they are going to have some success getting at least some of the gear back and the Allman Brothers and Drive By Truckers are helping them as they continue on down the road. Tim, the bassist and co-founder with Kevn Kinney of dnc, is one of my oldest friends. Many a late night in the van, on the bus, and living off deli trays before setting up the merch table.

Check this work in progess:
http://drivinncryinmovie.blogspot.com/

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Poster: amosearle Date: Sep 13, 2010 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gearheads - please help my old pals

First time I saw them was walking across the Emory campus in grad school (part 1). They were in the open air tantalizing the undergrads with beer and music on a Friday afternoon as though that's what college was about.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 13, 2010 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gearheads - please help my old pals

DNC's original manager, Randy Blazak, may have still been teaching at Emory at that time; he's now in Portland.
Tim lives in Va Highlands right around the corner from the Dark Horse. Many a night there, the Taproom, and way too much time at Moe's and Joe's. I'm sure Will Rogers of the Willbuddies is at the bar now. If the Braves are on, the PBR is flowing...
http://www.moesandjoes.com/

By the way, Jimmie Powell (voice of the Braves) went to Roswell High with Tim and I.